The French language, or français, is a Romance language that originated in France. It is one of the world’s major languages and is spoken as a first language by millions of people in France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland, and many other countries. French is also an official or administrative language in various international organizations, including the United Nations, the European Union, and the International Olympic Committee

Assessment Bodies – Examination 

Since September 2021, the Alliance Française is a prominent organization that offers French certification exams in many countries, including Pakistan. The Alliance Française is a non-profit organization that promotes French language and culture worldwide and is authorized by the French government to conduct various French language proficiency exams through them.

  1. DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française): These certifications are issued by the French Ministry of Education and are recognized worldwide. DELF and DALF assess the language proficiency of non-native French speakers at various levels, from A1 (beginner) to C2 (mastery).

  2. TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français): This French proficiency test is administered by the French Ministry of Education and evaluates language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. TCF is often used for academic or professional purposes and is recognized internationally.

  3. TEF (Test d’Évaluation de Français): The TEF is a proficiency test for non-native French speakers, often used for immigration, academic, or professional reasons. It assesses language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and is recognized by various institutions in French-speaking countries.

  4. TCF Canada (Test de Connaissance du Français pour le Canada): This version of the TCF is specifically designed for individuals who want to immigrate to Canada and need to demonstrate their proficiency in French. It evaluates language skills in a manner that aligns with the requirements of the Canadian immigration system